and welcome to our German Word of the Day. This time we’ll look at the meaning of
Überlegen is a fairly important word that you get to hear often in daily conversation. And yet, it kind of flies under the radar of many learners of German. Because for each of its three meanings, there’s another, more “obvious” translation.
Oh and yes, I just said three meanings. But don’t worry, they’re all kind of about thought in a way. It can be to ponder, to decide and to make up.
But we can’t just plug in überlegen as a synonym because of its slightly complicated grammar.
Yeah, I know you’re now like “Wow, that’s gonna be my new favorite word… NOT.”
But seriously… people use überlegen a lot and it’ll make you sound much more like a native speaker, so let’s have a look at what it means and how to use it.